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No, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Is Not Retiring Tomorrow

30 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Based on this weekend's reunion of his law clerks, reports of AMK's retirement are greatly exaggerated.

“Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit”

“DNA evidence exonerated six convicted killers. So why do some of them recall the crime so clearly?” [Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker] Tags: crime and punishment “Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Stat Of The Week: How Much Can A Bad Lateral Hire Cost A Firm?

It's more than you might think, and more than the partner's annual compensation.

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week, there was lots of talk about the lawsuit against HBO's John Oliver from Bob Murray over a report about his coal company. There was some back-and-forth about Oliver's political leanings and the like, during which one anonymous...Show More Summary

U.K.: 2013 nastygram to Grenfell Action Group

Grenfell Tower tenants repeatedly complained about safety concerns; their landlord hired a lawyer who threatened to sue them for libel. — Bruce E.H. Johnson (@BEHJ) June 19, 2017 “Grenfell Tower tenants repeatedly...Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: June 18th - 24th

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago The Charles Carreon saga continued this week in 2012, with a lawsuit against Matthew Inman and the charities he was raising money for. When the full details of the suit became public, so did all sorts of nuttiness contained therein. Show More Summary

4th Circuit Rules in Favor of NFL Player Disabled by Repeated Hits

Many thanks to Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) for forwarding yesterday's decision by the Fourth Circuit in Solomon v. NFL Player Retirement Plan. Here's Jon's description of the case: [T]he context is a retired NFL player's challenge to a no-disability determination...

Mello et al.: does state-level malpractice exposure correlate with health care quality?

Michelle Mello and colleagues examined reports in a federal health database to determine whether there were observable relationships between the intensity of litigation environments on a state level and measures of hospital outcomes....Show More Summary

NBA Rookie Is Just So Happy To Play For 'Team Name' In The City Of 'City'

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It ain't easy being a high-profile celebrity these days. A job that once mostly involved ducking cameras and putting out the occasional press release has evolved into one where multiple social media platforms must be updated so that fans feel that real connection that can only come with a carefully managed social media message. Show More Summary

Privacy and the common law

More regulation and legislation to protect privacy from a snooping press? “The common law is able to deal more flexibly with the questions that arise,” says Hofstra law professor Irina Manta [Federalist Society video] Tags: First Amendment, free speech, photography, privacy Privacy and the common law is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Privacy, Security Risks When Telecommuting

If you telecommute from home, chances are you don't have a receptionist there. Nobody screens phone calls or checks for identification, either. If you have a home office, it probably doesn't have a lock on the door. The main office, on the other hand, typically has all of these......

Daily Deal: The Complete MATLAB Mastery Bundle

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

MATLAB (Matrix Laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and programming language that is frequently used by engineering and science students. The key benefit of MATLAB is how it makes programming accessible to everyone, allowing you to resolve complex problems with less complex code. Show More Summary

Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace

Congrats to Friends-of-blog Leora Eisenstadt and Deanna Geddes (Temple) who have a fascinating op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle on the troubles at Uber and the law's contribution to the creation of angry workers and unhealthy workplaces. The piece is...

Supreme Court Rules Facebook Can’t Contract Out of B.C. Privacy Law

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision this morning on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts, rejecting Facebook's effort to block a privacy class action lawsuit in British Columbia on the grounds that its own contract specified that legal actions be brought in California. Show More Summary

Anthem To Pay Record $115 Million To Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

If approved, this will be the biggest data breach settlement in history.

King Has 'Crush' Trademark Opposed By Dr. Pepper

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

App-maker King, of Candy Crush fame, has built up a reputation for itself as a trademark bully. The company has previously attempted to threaten pretty much any game or mobile app that utilizes the words "candy" or "saga." And if that...Show More Summary

Not All Trial Lawyers Can Handle All Kinds Of Trials

Make the right choices in what you handle to develop the career that is right for you.

UK Law Enforcement Telling Citizens To 'See Something Say Something' About Dark Web Use

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

See Something, Say Something (UK Edition) has arrived! In the wake of terrorist attacks, local law enforcement are urging people to report "suspicious" activities. There's a long list of things to be on the lookout for, but most notable...Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 06.23.17

An off-duty African-American police officer responded to gunfire heard from his apartment by grabbing his service weapon and heading out to assist his fellow officers. How do you think this blurb is going to end? If you answered "I don't have enough facts yet to know the outcome," you are an idiot or a child. Show More Summary

Should You Sue 'Judgment Proof' Defendants?

As with so many legal questions, the answer to whether to sue a judgment proof defendant is this: it depends. That's because, in part, there are lawyers on both sides of the issue. So if you are an attorney, you can blame your profession for being part of the......

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